Could the attack at the Kabul airport been prevented?
That is the question everyone is now asking after a CNN interview with an ISIS-K leader aired on Friday.
In the interview, the leader told CNN journalist Clarissa Ward the group was lying in waiting to attack, yet the interview did not air until AFTER the attack, even though it had been conducted two weeks prior.
We Need Answers
The ISIS operative had informed Ward that their operatives were working within the Taliban.
Considering the Biden administration has been very open about the fact it was working with the Taliban and entrusting the safety of Americans and allies in their hands, this is information that could have used.
When you also consider that our generals openly admitted that it was sharing intelligence with the Taliban, we now have to start asking some very hard questions.
The interview below was conducted a full two weeks before the attack at Kabul.
Shockingly, CNN’s Anderson Cooper was touting the eerie nature of the words spoken by the leader, but those words should have anyone associated with this story sitting before a congressional committee…
Two weeks prior to the attack in Kabul, CNN's @clarissaward interviewed a senior ISIS-K commander.
At that time the commander told Ward the group was laying low and waiting for a time to strike.
As Ward notes, these were "words that turned out to be eerily prophetic." pic.twitter.com/XV7RggUEg4
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 28, 2021
Did CNN really keep this story on ice until after an attack for ratings?
Was this information not shared with our government and military to protect Ward’s reputation to preserve the possibility of future interviews with more terrorists?
If this interview was shared with our military leaders, why did it continue to work with the Taliban and share information knowing full well the organization had been infiltrated by ISIS-K?
Part two of that equation would be to ask why the perimeter around the airport was not extended beyond the gates if an attack such as this was imminent?
We need accountability and transparency on this, but I fear we will never get it.
Source: The Hill